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European market closes lower     Thu, 2 Oct '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, after a press conference by ECB President Mario Draghi left investors wanting more details about its asset purchase program.

'The euro is irreversible': Draghi     Thu, 2 Oct '14 | 9:00 AM ET

The rise of euroscepticism is "understandable" but not right, says ECB President Mario Draghi, arguing that countries would have had to make structural reforms even outside the euro zone.

The exchange rate is not a policy target for the ECB says Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explaining that recent moves are in part due to monetary policy divergence.

Other policy areas are needed to strengthen investment and job creation, says ECB President Mario Draghi, urging governments not to "unravel" progress made in structural reforms and fiscal policies.

The ECB will start buying covered bonds in October, says President Mario Draghi, after the central bank left key rates unchanged. He adds that it stands ready to use unconventional measures.

Dubai to be a model for smart cities?     Wed, 1 Oct '14 | 7:00 PM ET

CNBC catches up with Hani al Hamli, secretary general of the Dubai Economic Council at the Smart Living City Dubai conference to discuss the city's ambition to become a role model for smart cities.

How to make a city smart     Wed, 1 Oct '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Peter Hirshberg, chairman at Re:Imagine Group, comments on what makes a city smart and says Dubai's strong government is able to implement and try new technologies quickly.

Dubai is 'already smart': Cisco     Wed, 1 Oct '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Amr Salem, managing director of global sales for Smart Cities at Cisco, says Dubai has been investing in smart infrastructures for years and comments on the security aspect of smart cities.

Dubai is investing heavily in public transport. Dr. Ryan Chin, managing director at the MIT Media Lab's City Science Initiative, discusses what kind of transport systems will operate in the future's smart cities.

Dubai has one of the highest per capita water consumption in the world. Xavier Joseph, CEO for Gulf countries at Veolia, comments on the city's steps to be more energy efficient.

Why Dubai is in 'a unique position'     Wed, 1 Oct '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Anousheh Ansari, co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea System, says that Dubai's government is much more pro-active in its approach to smart cities and in the implementation of new technologies.

David Covey, head of European ABS strategy at Nomura, gives his reaction to the ECB's decision to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged and discusses what Mario Draghi might say in the press conference.

David Covey, head of European ABS strategy at Nomura, discusses how the ECB's ABS purchase program could play out and some of the likely details of the scheme.

How to trade FX, bonds on ECB moves     Thu, 2 Oct '14 | 7:15 AM ET

Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC, and Justin Knight, head of European rates Strategy at UBS, discuss the best currency and bond trades on the back of ECB policy action.

Luca Peyrano, head of primary markets at Borsa Italiana, says structural reform and ECB help will unlock the potential for "spectacular growth" in Italy.

ECB needs to help 'crucial' SMEs: Pro     Thu, 2 Oct '14 | 7:05 AM ET

Luca Peyrano, head of primary markets at Borsa Italiana, says small- and medium-sized businesses are "crucial" for economic growth and the ECB's measures need to help them prosper.

Europe 'faces an uphill climb': Pro     Thu, 2 Oct '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, says that the European ABS market is not large enough for the ECB to reach its balance sheet expansion target.

When the oil price falls, so does the ruble says Alexei V. Moiseev, Russia's deputy minister of finance. He adds that no measures have been taken to close Russia to foreign investors.

Guglielmo Miani, CEO of Larusmiani, discusses what Italian companies are doing to offset weak domestic consumption, and says that businesses need more labor market flexibility.

Stefan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, discusses the company's first plug-in hybrid car, but says there's still a lot of work to do. He also comments on Lamborghini's second-biggest market, China.

Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet, says he is positive on the long-term prospects for the company's shares after they fell sharply on market debut.

Paul Donovan, global economist and managing director at UBS, says the fact the Russian government is having to deny they are considering capital controls show they are a "credible threat".

Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and COO at Hyundai Motor Europe, says the group's regionalization strategy gives it durability and stability, and discusses challenges ahead.

Russia is in the midst of a crisis which is a "huge stimulating factor for change" says Ruben Aganbegyan, CEO of Otkritie Financial Corporation. He also comments on rumors of capital control

Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, says investors want the ECB to spell out "solid numbers" on its TLTRO program and discusses the central bank's strategy.

Juergen Stackmann, CEO of SEAT, say he is "positive" the European car market will stabilize and grow.

Hans-Ole Jochumsen, president of trading and market services at NASDAQ OMX Group, says "you can't win them all" in response to Alibaba listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Anna Stupnytska, global economist at Fidelity Worldwide Investments, says ECB President Mario Draghi needs to show "bias" towards further policy action.

Alan Miller, founding partner at SCM Private, says he is buying Russian equities again after a long break, but explains that it is a short-term play.

Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of the board at Russian online retailer Ulmart, says the company is "way faster" and more reliable than Amazon.

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